Tag: Cuban Missile Crisis

“The Business of Every Citizen”: President John F. Kennedy Stumps for Democratic Candidates in 1962

  by Lindsay Closterman, White House Photographs Metadata Cataloger In the last few months leading up to the midterm elections in 1962, President John F. Kennedy made several campaign trips in support of Democratic congressional and gubernatorial candidates around the eastern and midwestern United States. We are pleased to announce that all images in the…

A Mother’s Day Tale: Rose Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, & the Search for a Signature

  by Stacey Chandler, Reference Archivist Just in time for Mother’s Day, our digital archivists have published a folder that contains some favorite documents here at the Kennedy Library. This folder comes from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Personal Papers, and the documents inside offer an illuminating glimpse at the intersection of Kennedy family life and…

A meeting of the EXCOM regarding Cuba

Donald M. Wilson, EXCOMM, and the National Security Council

  by Stephen Plotkin, Reference Archivist The death of Donald M. Wilson in November 2011 represents the most recent loss of a notable Kennedy Administration official.  In addition to being a high-ranking member of the Kennedy Administration, Wilson was the last living member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council (EXCOMM), the advisory…